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The eighth annual GELF Benefit Dinner raised $58,600!  Newton Schools Foundation Logo

Thanks to all who came to the eighth annual GELF benefit dinner on April 2nd, 2016!  Through the generosity of our donors, the night was a huge success, well surpassing its fundraising goal of $50,000 for a grand total of more than $58,600! This year alone, GELF has awarded:

  • more than $40,000
  • to 21 students 
  • to travel to 8 countries!

Since its inception, GELF has funded nearly 150 students for international travel and given away more than $217,000 in scholarships!

The dinner included a five-course gourmet menu prepared by Chef Katya Salkever, live music by Newton South's Katani Sumner & band, 150 Newton community members, and fine beer pairings by Sam Adams co-founder Jim Koch.

Missed the dinner but still want to donate? Click here!

Donations can also be mailed to:
Newton Schools Foundation
P.O. Box 590020
Newton, MA 02459 

Please write GELF on the memo line of your check.

A special thank you to our many dinner and auction sponsors: 
Samuel Adams® 
STA Travel
The Village BankTM
Rodriguez Hennessey Family, Stembridge Family, Claire Lombard, Sarah Kahn, Katya Salkever, Christopher Alberg, Tiger’s Loft, Wegman’s,  Russo’s, Shaw’s, George Howell Coffee,  Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s, O’Hara’s/Paddy’s, Aji’s Sushi Bar, Brewer’s Coalition, BokX109 @ Hotel Indigo, Great Harvest Bread, Rox Diner, South Stage, Theater Ink,  Shannon Slattery, Lisa Monahan, Jeanette Lee, DREAMFAR HSM, Deluxe Station Diner, Dirty Boys Composting, Marquis Jewelers, Emily Prenner, Nail It!, Julie Sall, Megan Leary Crist, Kathy Lobo, WOW, Karen Sobin-Jonash, Down Under School of Yoga

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